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Finchampstead C of E (Aided) Primary School

An enriching education in a welcoming Christian environment

22nd June 2018

Dear Parents,

It was such a pleasure to see so many of you at the Village Fete last weekend; the atmosphere was wonderful. It is such a credit to our community that the Fete was so well attended and it was lovely to have the opportunity to chat to people connected to our school, church and village. A massive thank you to the Parks Committee, FOFSA, Governors, Staff and parents for supporting the event. With school budgets being so restricted events like this have an enormous impact. Thank you.

We began the week with a whole school Maths morning. We had children mixed from Reception to Year 6 accessing Maths through the same context but at the correct level. This is wonderful to achieve and was very successful. I would like to thank Mrs Wirthfor leading this and all staff for putting together a great morning. I hope it has helped to enthuse even more children to enjoy Maths.

On Wednesday Mr and Mrs Fox gave children and staff an assembly to remember! We were fortunate enough to welcome back Philippa Hanna to our school. She shared memories, experiences and words of encouragement along with many of her songs. Seeing the children singing along and listening to such a great Christian role model was a privilege that I will not forget.

School Council have been working hard with Mrs Dodds on a campaign to reduce plastic waste. They led a great assembly on Wednesday afternoon which has, I hope, inspired us all to do our bit. The children spoke confidently with passion and should be proud of the impact they have.

Taking 11 children to a cricket tournament at Wokingham Cricket Club was a great experience for them. We took at mix of Year 4, 5 and 6 children and they played especially well in the last game, Ollie Anders played particularly well and Connor Reed was focused and confident as the team captain.  We had another match today and the children bowled really well.  Thank you Mr O'Reilly for organising so many events/matches; it is great experience for the children.

The teachers are working incredibly hard not only submitting data to Wokingham and writing children’s reports but also preparing for learning events, leavers shows, new starter visits, Sports day and much more. There is so much to look forward to. It was great to see the article in the Wokingham Paper about our school and community; it was a pleasure to put it together on behalf of the school.

Finally, I would like to thank those who have already completed our Parent Survey. There is a link on the website just below this news update and it is also available through the Facebook page. We value your opinions and would be grateful of your time.

Kind regards

Jacquie Vanstone

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